Tuesday, December 15, 2015



Step 5 of InterSpiritual Meditation: "May I Be Focused and Mindful Through Breathing”

Calm, steady, and focused breathing are at the heart of many secular and spiritual techniques of meditation. When we breathe properly, we become less stressed and distracted; we are able to think more clearly, and to focus on the task at hand. Our blood-pressure drops, and our anxiety disappears. Many spiritual traditions teach deep and profound methods of breathing that balance our energies and center our consciousness deep within our being, where we are able to concentrate on our spiritual practice. In this step, we allow our consciousness to recede from our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, touch, thoughts, and emotions. As we breathe gently, our consciousness rides on the subtle breath into our heart center. This is the place that many traditions call ‘the seat of the soul,’ the core of our consciousness. Residing there, we may begin our own respective meditations, contemplations, and prayers. In this process, we learn to develop the capacity of ‘mindfulness’ and to observe our innermost thoughts, emotions, habits, and memories.
-- Edward Bastian of Spiritual Paths

Everybody has a unique rhythm of breathing.  When I focus on my breathing, I like to begin with the exhale, the emptying, the letting go, the release, the surrender.  I say: “Breathe deeply.”  Then, the inhale becomes a powerful, creative, inspiring, illuminating, divine source of love and abundance.  I say: Breathe fully.”

Breathe deeply. Breathe fully.
Be still. Be silent.
Be centered. Be grounded.
Lighten up. Loosen up.
Let go. Let God.
Celebrate. Enjoy.
Be glad all over.

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